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NASM Personal Trainer Certificate

This post is a little bit different than my normal posts. I finally passed my personal trainer certification and am now officially a NASM-CPT (certified personal trainer). I have to say that test was a serious challenge. I have been in the fitness industry for about 6 years now; the amount of information you are… Continue reading NASM Personal Trainer Certificate

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How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

I’ve discussed in the past (see here) about individual style as an instructor but, there’s more to it than just that as a fitness professional. Your look as an instructor is just as important as any other type of dress code for a job. The main difference is that you want to be comfortable while teaching… Continue reading How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

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The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes

As a group fitness instructor, you will be asked to sub a class at some point. This can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I still go through those feelings when covering someone’s class. It’s totally normal to feel different types of emotions when you are helping another instructor out. Here are… Continue reading The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes

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Balancing “Real Life” and Fitness

Having a full-time job working 40 hours, teaching 8-10 classes, and doing my own workouts 3-4 times a week is trying at times. I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact. I don’t get a lot of free time during the week and I have to carefully plan my weekends. Do I get exhausted? Definitely! Are there… Continue reading Balancing “Real Life” and Fitness